EMS Week BBQAetna Hose, Hook & Ladder Co of Newark recently celebrated the 42nd Annual "Emergency Services Week" with a barbecue at Fire Station 8.Aetna renowned Chefs Ralph Tucker and Dan Seador grilled pork, hamburgers and hot dogs. EMS Lt. Chris Zistl led a recently formed, "Feeding the Finest" crew, a group of Aetna members, in creating numerous side dishes. Desserts and give away items were donated by Bing's Bakery, Rita's Water Ice, Green Turtle, Duck Donuts, Iron Hill Brewery, Klondike Kate's, Claymont Steak Shop, Malin's Market & Deli, National 5&10, Cold Stone Creamery & Grotto Pizza. Amy Fitzgerald, the Deputy Chief of EMS at Aetna, said "The purpose of EMS Week is to ensure that the contributions of ...
Posted May 25, 2016, 9:49 AM by Jeffrey Sands, Assistant Chief 7-8B
Donated Pet Oxygen Masks Make a DifferenceFirefighters rescued 5 cats from a residential fire in the Timberlane Trailer Park in Christiana on Friday, May 20.Aetna Hose, Hook & Ladder Co of Newark sent an Engine Company & Ladder Company to assist the Christiana Fire Co with fire suppression. Aetna Ambulance A7 was sent to the fire scene for EMS standby and firefighter rehab. A7's crew soon found themselves thrust into a different role. Christiana firefighters brought the rescued cats to A7 for care. A7's crew used recently donated pet oxygen masks to treat the distressed felines. Several times a year Aetna is faced with pets in distress after being rescued from fires. In the past, Firefighters and EMT's have improvised by using oxygen delivery ...
Posted May 25, 2016, 9:51 AM by Jeffrey Sands, Assistant Chief 7-8B
New Career StaffThe officers and members of Aetna are pleased to announce the hiring of three new career staff Firefighter/EMT's. Luke Powell, Troy Koff, and Marty Krasavage bring with them years of experience. FF/EMT Powell already completed his orientation and has been working for just over a month. Over the coming weeks FF/EMT's Koff and Krasavage will be completing their orientation and then will be deployed to their respective shifts. Aetna relies heavily on our career staff to assist our volunteers with fire and EMS responses and we are very fortunate to have added these three new employees. Welcome to Aetna!FF/EMT Luke PowellFF/EMT Troy KoffFF/EMT Marty Krasavage Chief Bowerson and Staff ...
Posted May 16, 2016, 2:04 PM by Jeffrey Sands, Assistant Chief 7-8B
Motor Vehicle CollisionAt 1216 hours on May 14, 2016, Aetna along with New Castle County
Paramedics, a helicopter from the Delaware State Police, and an
ambulance from the Christiana Fire Company, were dispatched to Casho
Mill Road at the Railroad underpass for a motor vehicle collision with
entrapment. Crews arrived to find U-Haul moving truck which had struck
the underpass. There were a total of 6 patients (3 adults and 3
teenagers), including one of whom had been trapped but was freed by
bystanders prior to Fire Department arrival. 4 of the victims had been
unrestrained in the back of the moving truck when it struck the bridge.
All 6 patients were transported to Christiana Hospital: 3 patients were
transported with ...
Posted May 14, 2016, 11:17 AM by Jeffrey Sands, Assistant Chief 7-8B
5K for TeriA few photos from the 5k for Teri that was held on April 9, 2016.
Posted May 10, 2016, 7:50 PM by Jeffrey Sands, Assistant Chief 7-8B